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Apple iPhone 5s was the top selling smartphone in the U.S. last month

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Apple iPhone 5s was the top selling smartphone in the U.S. last month
For those who figured that the mid-range Apple iPhone 5c would cannibalize sales of the Apple iPhone 5s, guess again. The new full-featured version of the iPhone managed to lead all four major U.S. carriers in smartphone sales for the month of September even though the phone didn't launch until September 20th. Over the opening weekend, Apple said it sold 9 million units of the two new iPhone iterations. With an estimated 3 to 1 ratio in favor of the higher priced model, simple algebra tells us that if that sales ratio is correct, Apple sold 6.75 million iPhone 5s handsets during the first three days. That would mean the new top-shelf iPhone blew past the 5 million units of the Apple iPhone 5 that were sold over last year's opening weekend.

The report about the Apple iPhone 5s topping the sales charts last month at all four major stateside carriers comes from Canaccord Genuity. And while the latter did not provide sales numbers, it did say that the Samsung Galaxy S4 was number two at times during the month, and occasionally dropped to third thanks to what Canaccord Genuity is calling "strong sales" of the Apple iPhone 5c. That would contradict some reports that had the candy coated iPhone missing out on the demand seen for its more debonair brother.

Not all handsets did well last month. The BlackBerry Z10 and BlackBerry Q10 had "very soft" sales in September, while the HTC One had a "very weak" month.

Canaccord now expects Apple to sell 52 million units globally in the fourth quarter with Samsung close behind.

source: CNET

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posted on 05 Oct 2013, 12:12 14

1. ThePython (Posts: 220; Member since: 08 May 2013)


It's a good phone, of course it will sell.

posted on 05 Oct 2013, 12:13 16

2. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 3288; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


No it's not a good phone. It's a GREAT phone.

posted on 05 Oct 2013, 12:24 12

6. darkkjedii (Posts: 10310; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


True words Mxy, true indeed. +1

posted on 05 Oct 2013, 12:40 14

11. appleDOESNT.com (Posts: 423; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)


pat yourselves on the back much? raw raw apple iFollowers make me laugh, that is laugh equals cringe. When the Galaxy Note 3 is the best selling phone of Oct you wont see phandroids makin a hoot and holler, cause nobody but S heep care about each incremental S hit

posted on 05 Oct 2013, 12:42 7

14. darkkjedii (Posts: 10310; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Sure they will, you're asleep if you don't think the Sammites will hoot and holler. That's all they do.

posted on 05 Oct 2013, 13:34 3

26. techaman (unregistered)


since when and if they do its because of something new on the phones not used or stolen.

posted on 05 Oct 2013, 14:31 4

43. darkkjedii (Posts: 10310; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Nice attempt at a comeback, but the point remains bro. Sammites are huge hooters (no pun intended), and love to holler about sales figures. Man up, and accept it.

posted on 05 Oct 2013, 14:32 9

44. PAPINYC (Posts: 2229; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


Yeah, the statement in the article makes perfect sense, "iPhone managed to lead all four major U.S. carriers in smartphone sales for the month of September even though the phone didn't launch until September 20th," especially since they ALLLLLL line up at the same time once a year, as opposed to month-by-month sales. Yet another marketing gimmick from Apple: "our phone is so popular that people line up (on all fours) to buy it at the same time in one month because they've been so unhappy for 11 months prior, stuck with the previous limited model; this makes us look good for a few months until people start griping again - my phone can't do this, my phone can't do that, my phone's way too small!"

posted on 05 Oct 2013, 15:01 2

52. stealthd (Posts: 927; Member since: 12 Jun 2011)


People make a "hoot and holler" about android phones all the time. What world do you live in? Someone's more than a little butthurt about their least favorite phone getting the limelight again.

posted on 05 Oct 2013, 23:14

134. 9thWonderful (Posts: 230; Member since: 24 Jan 2013)


Samsung has a way of being hot for like 2 hours & then you feel the need to move on to the next. It happened w/the GS3 & now the GS4. Something's missing from Samsung's recipe...& idk what it is. It's gonna be the same thing w/the Note3, unfortunately. I've said it before & I'll say it again...Samsung is going the way of Apple in its complacent designs & minor improvements. The only diff. is Apple knows how to sustain interest. We'll have to see if Samsung can accomplish the same loyalty to the mundane. That being said, 8 month old GS4 for sale $500...any takers?

posted on 05 Oct 2013, 13:55 8

33. silencer271 (Posts: 149; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


By isheep opinion anything with an apple logo on it is perfect. I can put an apple logo on my next dump and isheep will claim its the jesus poop.

posted on 05 Oct 2013, 12:38 7

10. abdane (Posts: 474; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


No it's not a great phone. It's an EXCELLENT phone.

posted on 05 Oct 2013, 12:41 4

13. alexfiran (Posts: 40; Member since: 13 Jun 2013)


it has signal problems..in an appartment it can't reach 3g

posted on 05 Oct 2013, 12:45 4

15. darkkjedii (Posts: 10310; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


What sense did that make? Nothing I ever had on tmobile worked in my old apartment, but out side ithwy were excellent. Geography plays a major role in signal strength/reception. C'mon get real dude.

posted on 05 Oct 2013, 17:03 1

115. quakan (Posts: 1156; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)


Sucks to be you then

posted on 05 Oct 2013, 12:47 9

16. darkkjedii (Posts: 10310; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


I love mine. 64 gig At&t space gray. Super fast, smooth, responsive, and gorgeous with great battery life too.

posted on 05 Oct 2013, 13:38 2

28. techaman (unregistered)


so why am i seeing all the problems with the phone from glitching screens screen freeze 3 updates in 3 weeks to fix problems and many other things go to youtube or look up phonearena's news on the problems with screen pics of problems and reviews. 5 was a good phone but restricted use to owner. LIKE I ALWAYS SAY IF SAMSUNG AND APPLE MADE A PHONE TOGETHER WITH OPEN ACC. that would be the best newest phone. ow by the way samsung is the one that makes most of the parts in the apple phones all apple does is take a year to think about weeking the ois.

posted on 05 Oct 2013, 14:35 4

45. darkkjedii (Posts: 10310; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


See post 16. You'll say see post 28, so see post 16.

posted on 05 Oct 2013, 12:40 1

12. SleepingOz (unregistered)


eh? not really..

posted on 06 Oct 2013, 15:59

139. JMartin22 (Posts: 754; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)


Wrong again. It's a. Mediocre phone. They could have done more with it considering the technology leap between this year and last. Planned obsolescence at its best.

posted on 07 Oct 2013, 12:46

140. Leo_MC (Posts: 488; Member since: 02 Dec 2011)


A mediocre phone that makes almost everything better than any top Android phones...?!

posted on 05 Oct 2013, 12:17 10

3. Derekjeter (Posts: 197; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


Its a good 4inch phone. But iOS 7 is going to bring it down. I sold my iphone 5 and bought my first two androids HTC ONE and LG G2 ......Life is good. Good luck Apple.

posted on 05 Oct 2013, 12:24 3

7. twens (Posts: 533; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)


Nice decision

posted on 05 Oct 2013, 12:27 4

8. darkkjedii (Posts: 10310; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Absolutely love your screen name as a die hard Yankees fan, but disagree about ios7. It has the normal early release bugs, but is awesome. Enjoy your new devices DJ. hope they work well for ya.

posted on 05 Oct 2013, 15:14 1

57. Derekjeter (Posts: 197; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


No better player in baseball. Thanks about the name. Also being a huge Apple fan i thought Android would not be up to par with iOS, only speaking about smoothnes, but i must say that my LG G2 is butter smooth. I guess its only the Galaxy phones that lag due to all those gimmicky functions. Im loving this phone.

posted on 05 Oct 2013, 15:24 2

62. darkkjedii (Posts: 10310; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


My BFF just got a G2 and raves about the fluidity too. He sold he's HTC One, and got it.

posted on 05 Oct 2013, 15:36 7

69. PAPINYC (Posts: 2229; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


"My BFF"????? 'You GO Girl!!!'

posted on 05 Oct 2013, 15:46

76. Derekjeter (Posts: 197; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


What i like about the ONE is that when i stream my music in my car my 3 JL audio subs just bump better than on any other phone. My wife has the S4 and she has 2 JL audio on her car and they sound good but not as good. We both have Alpine after market radios and our speakers are both Focal. Evrything in my car sounds better with the one. When i had my iphones, the system would sound just a little clearer but not as loud.

posted on 05 Oct 2013, 16:06 2

93. darkkjedii (Posts: 10310; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


I used to run Kicker, and Orion hcca amps bridged to 1/2 ohm. Had to use fans though lol.

posted on 05 Oct 2013, 15:40

72. PAPINYC (Posts: 2229; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


Awwwh man, now you'll never get rid of him. You may as well ask him for dinner.

posted on 05 Oct 2013, 15:45 3

75. darkkjedii (Posts: 10310; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Nahhh I got a wife for that dude. I love her so much, hot as heck, smart, cute, sexy, and a total goofball. Loves to laugh, watch ball, and just chill with me. Thank god for that lady.

posted on 05 Oct 2013, 20:35 2

131. willard12 (Posts: 727; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)


I happy you love your wife. But isn't facebook a better place to express that? And even on Facebook, would your friends care?

posted on 06 Oct 2013, 07:55

138. PAPINYC (Posts: 2229; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


lol ... he only has 1 friend; ninety-six or sixty-nine (something like that). Aside from that, he probably "friends" himself on Spacebook.

But, you're right; he's always expressing his personal life on here and it has nothing to do with tech. 'Let us' see: we know he just got married; his wife is a Kindergarten teacher who obviously can't teach him to write decent English; he's been driving a bus in rural Vegas for 17 years (probably how he met his wife - she was one of his unsuspecting passengers); has a son "supposedly" smart and "supposedly" plays baseball, football and basketball (just not hockey) - can you say projecting delusions of grandeur??; has a pooch named Torch (but, strangely, the dog looks better than he); had a corvette at one point (wooooo, I had a Porsche at one point - but, no need for a car here in Manhattan, we just rent for the day or two); grew up in a house with 10 brothers and sisters, that's why he's so starved for attention (middle child complex); moved out of his parents wayward home into an apartment with crappy cell phone service; what am I missing, I know he's posted a lot more??

posted on 05 Oct 2013, 12:47 2

17. biophone (Posts: 1893; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


I actually really like iOS 7. I didn't think I would but after using it I like it.

posted on 05 Oct 2013, 12:48 3

19. darkkjedii (Posts: 10310; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Bio where have you been?

posted on 05 Oct 2013, 16:50

110. biophone (Posts: 1893; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


Haven't been following phone stuff much recently. Been doing other stuff. Traveled a bit, learned to cook, studying. I still read articles from time to time just stopped commenting as much.

posted on 05 Oct 2013, 18:09

123. darkkjedii (Posts: 10310; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


I don't blame u

posted on 05 Oct 2013, 14:43 4

48. PAPINYC (Posts: 2229; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


Good choices; love the FFC on the G2, brings out my true an unfiltered gorgeousness.

The guy above who says he loves your screen name; don't take the bait. He's just a troll wannabe' with no life who tries his hardest to smooch with everyone on here. Always making benign comments in order to illicit some sort of response in order to engage you in some type of discourse. Go ahead, answer him or, better yet, ask him a few personal questions about his personal life but, be forwarned, you'll never be able to silence his banter.

There's no way he knows about the Yankees, he from somewhere out in Vegas and they do other (funny) stuff out there.

posted on 05 Oct 2013, 15:12 2

56. darkkjedii (Posts: 10310; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Yankees forever bro, other than A-Roid. Even saw Bernie Williams band play out here in Vegas. Lol you continue to crack me up with your childish jealousy of my life. I think its awesome that it bothers you so much, to see someone happy. Hey remember when Pedro slammed Don Zimmer, or when A-Roid fought Veritec? I love those old fireworks. Hated to see Boston come from 0-3 in 04' loved seeing Jeter dive in the stands and come up bloody with the ball. Yankees forever sonnn. Dude you're a pathetic lonely joke, I'm married and loving her to death lol. Don't hate dude, that's a sign of weakness. Oh and David Wells was the last bomber to throw a perfecto. May of 98 I watched every inning loser lol. What a joke, you're worse than Troll and he's horrible.

posted on 05 Oct 2013, 15:30

65. PAPINYC (Posts: 2229; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


A-Rod the only good player left on the team and, in case you didn't know it, they all take [SOMETHING]!! All this criticism comes from self-righteous numb-nutzz who give a perfect apearance; they're the same numb-nutzz who go to church every Sunday for salavation and appear holier-than-thou only to turn around Sunday to start another 6-day sin fest when they lie to everyone and about anything and cast stones at everyone else - guess YOU know all about 'dat!!

posted on 05 Oct 2013, 15:42 3

73. darkkjedii (Posts: 10310; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


LMAOOOOO Jeters clean as a whistle. Stop hating dude, A-Rod is toast. Hips are worn out, and can't hit now that biogenesis booted him. Oops how do I know that? I know nothing about the Yankees Jeter forever son. The captain #2 Derek Jeta Derek Jeta. I wish they never made Jaba a starter though. He was lights out as a setup man. Petite is getting long in the tooth though, and CC needs to lay off the twinkies. This is usually when he's gotten hot. karoda is What 11-12 or something like that, and I hated to see Mo go. Mo Rev is a legend in pinstripes dude. Greatest closer of all time. No way I should know that though. I know nothing about the Yankees JETA JETA JETA JETA.

posted on 05 Oct 2013, 15:52 1

83. Derekjeter (Posts: 197; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


Lmao!! Thats a lot of random info but can you answer this....with out using google. Who was the only #1 college prospect in baseball and NFL to turn down the yankees and play for the NFL?

posted on 05 Oct 2013, 15:59 1

88. PAPINYC (Posts: 2229; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


I warned you 'Derek' but you didn't listen. BTW, I say Joe Namath but, I don't care if I'm wrong because I don't need to validate myself with something so benign by being right about it.

posted on 05 Oct 2013, 16:05 1

92. Derekjeter (Posts: 197; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


Joe Namath is wrong but good name drop. Whats up with you guys and DarkJedi? I havent been here long (Phonearena.com) i came from Phonedog....lol.

He seems like a cool cat.

posted on 05 Oct 2013, 16:15 1

98. darkkjedii (Posts: 10310; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Wats wrong is I'm primarily an iOS user, I'm vocal, I don't follow the crowd and bash people for their choice. PAPINYC can't silence me, and that drives him nuts. I also married my sweetie, and I'm happy about it and make that known, so he dislikes that too. I also think, and I say this based on his posts, that he's racist. Could be mistaken, but he's definitely led me to think that by what he posts. PA has limited him a few times for it, but hey it's cool. Internet bullies love this medium, but wouldn't dare step to your face. Just wait till this guy called Dorothy69 is back from his 7 day ban, then it'll be crazy. This post should get a very good response from PAPINYC. Troll is insignificant though.

posted on 05 Oct 2013, 16:21 1

102. Derekjeter (Posts: 197; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


Seems like you all have been at it for a while. About being racist thats not right but i guess its something that PA should not allow. Im all about talking smack on technology but dont really know what to say about the rest. I gotta say some of the comments made laugh. Sorry man no disrespect.

posted on 05 Oct 2013, 16:41 2

107. PAPINYC (Posts: 2229; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


See, it's people like you that give black folks a bad rep', the first thing out of your mouth is always racism, like, "oh, that driver in the Porsche cut off my bus:" racist!! Or, Ronald Reagan cut welfare: racist!! Or, the attendant at the gas station asked me for I.D. with my credit card: racist!! At some point you're gonna' have to come out of the 1960's and realize that not everyone is against you because you're black; it's just cuz' you's a triteful a$$ fool.

And, yes, I'm sure your "vocal" abilities are as good as you say they are but, I'm sure it's one of the few talents that you've been able to develope while sitting for eight hours; that seated height gives you a great vantage point.

posted on 05 Oct 2013, 16:44 2

109. darkkjedii (Posts: 10310; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


That made no sense

posted on 05 Oct 2013, 16:55 1

112. PAPINYC (Posts: 2229; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


Of course it made no sense [to you], you think everyone is out to get you because you're black but, grow the Eff'up and come out of that 60's mindset of yours'. I realize life as a child must've been rough for you but, let it go; that's probably why you thought the best you could do in life was what you've been doing for the last 17 years.

posted on 05 Oct 2013, 17:27 3

119. darkkjedii (Posts: 10310; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Boy I guess we'll be at this all day dude wow! I had a marvelous childhood, and both parents are alive and still live in the family home we grew up in. Never said the last 17 years was the best, but 65,000 a year ain't bad. I'm starting to get a little bored with you, so I ask. What do you wish to accomplish with these rants? I'm not leaving the site, you can't shut me up, you can always catch a flight to Vegas and try. Tell me, the PA users, and moderators what you hope to accomplish, cuz it's getting boring going back and forth with you dude. I can care less about trying to one up you, look l'll let you win this battle of words cuz it truly means nothing to me. It was fun for a while, but now it's just pointless. I drive a bus, and instruct students to drive, my wife's a kindergarten teacher, my son gets excellent grades, stays outta trouble, and plays the big 3 sports. He doesn't field well, so he won't go pro at baseball, he will dunk on you though. I'm trying to give you all the ammo you need to stage a huge verbal assault, to which I promise not to respond to. I figure if I stop responding, you'll go away. So go ahead unleash a good one, and bring Troll In on it too. I black, handsome, tall, fit, work in county transit, great kid, smart sexy wife, have my health, and so does my family oh and we have a Great Dane named torch, who's 1 yr old. What else, I have a jeep, and a dodge charger rt, I used to have a Vette but no longer do. I'm trying to think of everything I can to give you a ton of ammo, cuz after your next tirade, there'll be no response. I'm done it's boring now, and pointless. I'm getting back to talking tech. My wife read over all this, and said baby their idiots, let em win so I'm letting you win so I can get back to enjoying PA. ENJOY YOUR VICTORY DUDE goodbye no more responses/replies...later dude.

posted on 05 Oct 2013, 18:58 1

127. PAPINYC (Posts: 2229; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


Oh well, now you have one more saving grace: Torch (would've had two but, you sold the Vette). Hey, if your pretty little wife teaches Kindergarten, why doesn't she teach you something?? Anyway, dude, I'm done; that's it; I'm not replying to you anymore; I'm finished; it's over, I tell you (OVER); you couldn't pay me a million pesos to engage you; no amount of gold
can buy me; I'm threw wit' you; talk to the hand cuz' I'm 'bout to roll out; peace (and all that jazz); holla' ............

posted on 05 Oct 2013, 16:21 1

101. PAPINYC (Posts: 2229; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


No dude, you're way off. You know that incurable thing known as leprosy; he's like that.

Here's some background:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leprosy

Since you're coming from PhoneDog you'll learn soon enough; this isn't Phone (objective) Arena, it's iPhone (biAsed) Arena.

posted on 05 Oct 2013, 16:32 1

105. Derekjeter (Posts: 197; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


One of my eployees turned me in to this phone craze thing that we all have. I have always used Blackberry and from there iPhones. Ive heard about how PA makes the iphone better than what it is. I wont lie i still love iPhones for the keyboard and how it would make everything so easy but with my LG G2 i cant seem to put it down, but yet i dont see a lot of talk from PA about how good the phone is. A week in to it and im still customizing it. I guess all i can say is keep the smack talk coming but leave personal life out of the posting. As for PA i hope they are not what you say.

posted on 05 Oct 2013, 16:08 2

94. darkkjedii (Posts: 10310; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Man that I don't know. I'm actually not a historian, just a fan. Who was it though?

posted on 05 Oct 2013, 16:14

97. Derekjeter (Posts: 197; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


Denver Quater back. John Elway.

posted on 05 Oct 2013, 16:17 2

99. darkkjedii (Posts: 10310; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


WOWWW! Would've never guessed that in a million years. Wise choice though, he probably said screw the minors, I'm starting now lol.

posted on 05 Oct 2013, 15:19 4

58. darkkjedii (Posts: 10310; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


No life lol? Let see, married to gorgeous hot chick, 17 years on the same great paying job, great smart son who 16 6'5" 3.8 gpa and headed to college, and probably the NBA, If he doesn't get injured. I'm fit handsome healthy and I own a 5S, and so does my wife lol. We living it up dude...don't hate lol. Give me your email, I'll send you some wedding pics, you'll love em. #2 Derek Jeta Derek Jeta lol. He's mr November too remember the hit that came after 12am lol. Yankee fan loser

posted on 05 Oct 2013, 15:36 1

70. Derekjeter (Posts: 197; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


Woowww! You are either googling every important Yankee moment or you are just a great yankee fan. I remembered being like you and defending Apple on every conversation but honestly Android is a little better. In my honest opinion. Im hoping one day Apple will do something about the screen size then i will be back but for the mean time ill be playing my music from my HTC ONE. Oh just so you know i kept my earbuds from my iphone. That i can say nobody makes them better than Apple.

posted on 05 Oct 2013, 15:43 1

74. HouTexan (Posts: 304; Member since: 08 Jan 2012)


I was an Apple fan, too, until I had switched to Android and haven't looked back since. I didn't know much about phones; all I knew was iPhone. Then, I did my research and got all into phone tech and everything changed. Awaiting my Galaxy Note 3, now.

posted on 05 Oct 2013, 16:01 1

89. PAPINYC (Posts: 2229; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


Congrats!!

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